Freedom’s just another word for…

Every time a holiday, a repeat special event or ceremony comes around I sometimes think it’s cliché to talk about it - AGAIN. It seems expected, overdone, and frankly I wonder if there is anything else new to offer on the subject or any more gold to be mined. And yet here I sit with [...]

By | 2017-07-01T20:53:06+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Freedom, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Paradox, Self Reflection|0 Comments

Does Your Faith Ignite Your Imagination?

We seem to be deluged with never-ending newspaper and TV coverage about the Syrian/Iraqi refugee crisis and the threat of extremist violence. Each time it shows up in my newsfeed on Facebook, cuts into a TV show I am enjoying, or I hear people in a coffee shop talking about it frantically, I am bombarded [...]

By | 2018-02-09T19:26:28+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Consciousness, Featured, Greater Reality, Sacred Service|Comments Off on Does Your Faith Ignite Your Imagination?

You Breathe In Me

How often have you used the phrase, “it took my breath away?” The other day I pulled over to allow an ambulance safe passage. As I listened to the screaming vehicle fast approaching, the sound literally took my breath away. Finally I saw the ambulance come over the hill and the driver barely looked both [...]

When Someone Says “I Love You,” RESPOND

Recently I was gravely ill… I heard my mom use that adjective with someone a few weeks ago when explaining what I had been through. Heavy, burdensome, hard to bear - these are all ways to define the root of the word, and all things I am experiencing. Mostly the “hard to bear” part lately. [...]

A Two-Letter Word Changes the World

The other day I saw a social media post from a spiritual leader that seriously hooked me and within seconds I was completely torqued! Totally pissed me off! Huge judgments running through my mind, and it sat so heavily on me I had to send an email to friend and rant for a couple paragraphs [...]

By | 2018-02-09T19:26:29+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Evolution, Freedom, God, Interconnected, Paradox, Self Reflection|7 Comments

A Bridge of Lamentations

Did you know that lamenting is a spiritual practice? It is incredibly relevant for Easter, especially Holy Week, when our time of the crucifixion and resurrection is coming to a close. This Easter season I want to talk about lamentations. Why? Because to lament is probably one of the most revolutionary things we can do [...]

By | 2018-02-09T19:26:29+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Christianity, Community, God, Interconnected, Prayer|2 Comments

New Year’s Revolutions

At the end of each December I think about intentions I may want to focus on for the next 365 days because I don’t do resolutions. However, I definitely do REVOLUTIONS. That’s what these questions, What if? and Why not? help create for us. I always have the feeling that maybe, just maybe, I am [...]

By | 2015-12-30T17:02:37+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Beginnings, Paradox, Self Reflection, Transformation|3 Comments

You Be Peace, and Then You Be Peace

So what exactly do I mean when I say you be peace and then you be peace? Well depending on who you ask, if you want peace in the world, you must “BE peace,” meaning you must first find peace in your heart through meditation, or other contemplative practices. You must look within and heal your [...]

By | 2018-02-09T19:26:30+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Consciousness, Interconnected, Paradox, Peace, Sacred Service, Transformation|Comments Off on You Be Peace, and Then You Be Peace

Slowing for the Quickening

Rarely do I think about the spiritual journey as something fast. And yet, how often do I hear the phrase “a quickening of Spirit?” Just saying the word quickening, I can sense the energy ramping up inside me. Sometimes this energy feels frenetic, while at other times it feels lighthearted – like the easygoing innocence [...]

By | 2015-08-14T13:19:42+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Beginnings, Consciousness, Paradox, Self Reflection, Transformation|1 Comment

Our Spiritual Sense of Taste as Prayer

Take a strawberry into your hand. Notice the brilliant color, the sweet aroma, the texture of its seeds. Consider these as you sink your thumbnail into the skin of the strawberry… the membrane that so carefully holds the precious juice inside. Notice the burst of aroma and the spray of juice. Feel the sweet, sticky coolness [...]

By | 2018-02-09T19:26:31+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Community, Consciousness, God, Interconnected, Prayer, Self Reflection, Transformation|1 Comment

Living Life Unrehearsed

When I hear the word “transition” the first thing that comes to mind are all the different ways to describe what it is. Here are just a few: change, passage from one state or place to another, transformation, segue, an evolutionary shift, conversion and so on. I think my favorite is “metamorphosis” because it typically [...]

By | 2018-02-09T19:26:32+00:00 May 10th, 2014|Consciousness, Evolution, Interconnected, Paradox, Self Reflection, Transformation|Comments Off on Living Life Unrehearsed

Paradoxes of Peace: Individual and Community

Peace is one of those seemingly intangible, shape-shifting things in life, such as love, that molds our lives so intensely. It’s not necessarily something I can hold in my hand or perhaps physically give to you, and there are no words to adequately define the experience or even give a “correct” definition. Yet it is the [...]

By | 2018-02-09T19:26:32+00:00 February 6th, 2014|Community, Consciousness, Evolution, Interconnected, Paradox, Transformation|Comments Off on Paradoxes of Peace: Individual and Community

And It Was Good

Far back into the unknowable past, even before the beginning, stretching out into the incomprehensible, unfathomable depths, dark and void of infinite eternity behind and beyond all history, the Christpower was alive. This was the living, pulsing, generating, creating, smoldering, exploding, fusing, multiplying, emerging, heating and cooling power of life itself: Christpower. And it was [...]

By | 2018-02-09T19:26:32+00:00 January 10th, 2014|Beginnings, Consciousness, Evolution, God, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Transformation|Comments Off on And It Was Good

A Mythical Christmas: The Gifts of the Magi

Some of my favorite characters from the Christmas story are the wise men. Even though I know the stories aren’t historically true, I love that each character represents a part of me. As I have mentioned in the previous two articles, the narratives we have for the birth of Jesus are found in two of [...]

By | 2018-02-09T19:26:33+00:00 December 13th, 2012|Beginnings, Christianity, Consciousness, Evolution, God, Jesus, Religion, Shadow Work|Comments Off on A Mythical Christmas: The Gifts of the Magi